South East Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Friday 17 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania late today and early Saturday. An area of low pressure will pass near the south of Tasmania during Saturday, with an associated trough to cross the state later in the day. A cold south to southwesterly flow will prevail over Tasmania on Sunday. A weak ridge of high pressure will cross Tasmania early on Monday, followed by a cold front during the day. On Tuesday, a high to the north of Tasmania will direct a west to southwesterly flow over the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely later this evening. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h.

Saturday 18 August

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Snow falling above 600 metres in the evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 13.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers easing. Hobart 5 13
Showers easing. Huonville 5 12
Showers easing. Port Arthur 7 12
Showers easing. Richmond 6 13

Sunday 19 August

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 300 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending south to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 9.

Monday 20 August

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the far south, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 11.

Tuesday 21 August

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 700 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Saturday.

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